About Dr. Witten
Dr. Barry Witten has devoted his medical career to the practice of infertility treatment. His years of experience have given him the sensitivity and insight to handle couples as well as individuals attempting to achieve pregnancy during what is often an emotionally stressful time. His medical expertise combined with his respect for the patient – doctor relationship is the corner stone of his personal approach to patients. Through patient education and state-of-the-art technology his goal is to diagnose, develop a treatment plan and facilitate the achievement of pregnancy as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
Dr. Witten has coordinated the Matt Weis Symposium that educates and exposes faculty and resident staff to the latest advances in the field. He is a frequent lecturer and delivers academic papers as well being a popular presenter to the general public in his area of expertise. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the St. Louis University Hospital School of Medicine. Dr. Witten received his medical degree at the University of Pretoria and pursued graduate training at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, completing his residency in OB/GYN at St. John’s Mercy Center in St. Louis. Dr. Witten keeps academically informed of all facets concerning reproductive medicine and cutting-edge advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies including In Vitro Fertilization.
- Dr. Witten is Board Certified in Reproductive Endocrinology as well as in Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Graduated from the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Teaching Hospital, where he completed his Fellowship of advanced training in Reproductive Endocrinology
- Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at St. John’s Mercy medical Center, (St. Louis) and Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, responsible for direct patient care as well as resident training and education
Awards & Accomplishments
- Dr. Witten has been named one of St. Louis’ best physicians in St. Louis Magazine’s annual Best Doctors issue for 13 years running. The honor is bestowed as a result of nominations and voting by other physicians in the area.
Dr. Witten, Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and support during this stressful time. It means a lot to me to have your professional expertise on my team in the hopes of starting a family of my own soon. I appreciate your superior personalized care combined with your dedication to accurately diagnose and treat my specific fertility needs. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you are involved with every step of this process. I value your sincerity and I am truly grateful that you perform all of the procedures yourself while educating me along the way. I am looking forward to finding the treatment that suits me best and ultimately brings my dreams of motherhood to reality soon! With much gratitude…”
“Words cannot express how thankful we are to you. After trying to have a baby with no success for three years, we were referred to you. I was terrified that you were going to tell us that you couldn’t help. Instead you took care of us. Amazingly, only after seeing you for a few short weeks, we were pregnant. It was so much more than we could have hoped for. It was also a great joy to see how genuinely happy for us you were. We are sending you pictures of our beautiful baby girl, just like we promised. Thank you so very much for helping us have this wonderful little girl. She truly is the best thing to ever happen to us. We will always remember you.”
“Hands down the best doctor I have ever had. He is thorough and caring. We worked with him for a period of time and he almost feels like part of our family. He called us on a day his office was closed to make sure we were doing okay after having a miscarriage. I cannot stress enough how wonderful he is! Best of all, he helped us fulfill our dreams to have a healthy baby!! However, we would give him 5/5 even if we didn’t succeed in getting pregnant. He was that great!”